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Motorizing the Lego Technic 42075 First Responder, Part 3

In Part 1 of the series, I used the EV3 brick and motors to motorize the Lego Technic 42075 retail set.  While very flexible in programming and remote controlling the vehicle, the EV3 brick takes up the whole truck bed … Continue reading

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Motorizing the Lego Technic 42075 First Responder, Part 2

After my work of motorizing the Lego 42075 with an EV3 brick and EV3 motors, I searched and found similar work with motorizing the same retail set, but using the smaller brick and motors from Lego Power Functions; link here. … Continue reading

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Motorizing the Lego Technic 42075 First Responder

I’m finally getting around to writing about my experience in motorizing the Lego Technic 42075 First Responder.  This is a truck-like vehicle, similar in form to the Lego Technic 8081 Extreme Cruiser, but on a smaller scale.  I’ve previously put … Continue reading

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Connecting a Parallel Printer to an Apple II (IIgs)

I almost gave up on this project.  It was a project meant to have been a jump-off point for a more ambitious one, but at the rate I end up working on these types of projects, I should probably scale … Continue reading

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Apple IIgs Case Mod

Ever since a tiny little power adapter for the Apple IIgs was made available by James Littlejohn, I’ve always wanted to see what I can put into that cavernous space created by the absence of the old power supply. The … Continue reading

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Remote Controlled EV3 Robot with Dual Gyro Sensors

I’m in the middle of another project involving the LEGO EV3 system.  My 11-year old has been making some inquiries about the gyro sensor that came with the EV3 Education kit.  To make the lesson more interesting, I wrote a … Continue reading

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Putting an EV3 into a Lego Technic Cruiser, Part 2

Continuing from my previous post, I was ready to put in a second EV3 motor and drive train for the rear wheels of the cruiser. The Mindstorms EV3 retail set comes with two large motors and one medium motor.  Conventionally, … Continue reading

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Putting an EV3 into a Lego Technic Cruiser

This is the first of few posts about my project in getting an EV3 brick into one of the Lego Technic retail sets. I’ve always had a Lego Mindstorms robot kit ever since Lego came out with the NXT.  Though … Continue reading

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Getting the kid started with Lego Technic and Mindstorms

Last summer, I started to teach my kid about building with Lego Technic, particularly using the EV3 Mindstorms set.  Though she had been building with non-technic Lego bricks for years now, the Technic pieces involve a different mindset, dealing more … Continue reading

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Creating an Apple IIgs GS/OS Live CD

The Apple II High-Speed SCSI card is one of my favorite peripheral cards for the Apple IIgs.  I typically install System 6.0.1 into a SCSI hard drive and use that as my boot and mass-storage drive.  Any old “SCSI” hard … Continue reading

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